We don’t align with Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul’s comments, says Virat Kohli

File image of Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni

File image of Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni

"From the Indian cricket team point of view, any inappropriate comments that are made in that scenario are something that we definitely don't support", Kohli said.

He added: "We, definitely, as the Indian cricket team do not support views like that and that has been communicated. Definitely, it has to hit anyone hard, they will definitely understand the things that have not gone right", he added. "I can definitely say that as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers we definitely don't align with those views and those are purely individual views", he said.

"Any tour you go on, Sidds is one of the first picked I would think for what he brings to the team and the skill set he brings".

"We are all waiting for a decision from the board and from there on we can understand what needs to be done about the situation", Kohli told reporters.

Pandya said he "got a bit carried away" as he explained his bragging about his prowess with women on the show that aired Sunday.

Pandya has already apologised for his comments, which were widely slammed on social media. The all-rounder, in response, said he was sincerely regretful and would not repeat the behaviour.

As per Committee of Administrators chairman Vinod Rai, Pandya and Rahul's explanations weren't convincing and he recommended two match ban.

According to a letter which is doing the rounds, Chaudhry wrote, "As far as the quantum of the punishment is concerned if the players are found guilty as per the procedures laid down in the Rules and Regulations, keeping in view the above factors and discussions, a two-match suspension seems to be merely a stop-gap arrangement especially considering that the CoA had banned Mr. Smith and Mr. Warner for a season".

The upcoming ODI series between Australia and India will have the feel of the old times as the hosts have chose to wear the green and gold kit from 1980s for the three-match series.

Australia XI: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk) Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff.

After his surprise recall, Siddle on Thursday had said, "It's something I'd probably forgotten about really". This puts their availability for the first ODI at SCG still in the balance less than 24 hours before start of play.

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